THESE ARE THE BEST TIPS FOR fun activities AMSTERDAM THIS WEEKEND
BRRRRR it’s SO cold outside! But I must admit, to me Amsterdam is at it’s prettiest when covered under a layer of snow. It makes me want to go for cosy drinks with friends and go for long lunches. I am in the middle of making some big plans for Your Little Black Book for 2019. Which destinations to add to our travel guides, what is on my personal bucketlist and what should be the new categories on the website? But first: weekend! And of course I have created 10 great tips for you guys, for your perfect weekend in Amsterdam. I am going to do a lot of restaurant testing this weekend! At what hotspots? I will tell you more about them later on in this weekend guide. Curious? Keep reading and enjoy the tips in your Amsterdam Weekend Guide for January 25, 26 and 27!
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10 BEST TIPS FOR THIS WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM
❶ We are right in the process of testing and interviewing all the new restaurants in Amsterdam that recently opened their doors. I am going to two of them myself this weekend:
⋙ Ron’s Gastrobar Indonesia opened the doors where Nacarat used to be.
⋙ Restaurant Watergang is one of the promising newcomers! A very intimate table d’hote restaurant with a European menu.
⋙ MILK is the new restaurant next to the Melkweg Expo. Open every day from 11 am.
⋙ Good news for all vegans! The Vegan Junkfood Bar opened their Reguliersdwarsstraat location.
⋙ Just opened: the Noordermarkt got even more fun with the opening of restaurant Domenica .
❷ This weather is perfect for museum days and checking out new exhibitions. And of course I rounded up the coolest ones for you to go and check out! I have the annual museum card which allows you to visit most museums in the Netherlands ‘ for free’. Don’t feel like waiting in long lines? Book your tickets online!
⋙ Did you already check out Cool Japan in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam? A recommendation for everyone that has been to Japan (you will see a lot of memories flash by) or that wants to go here soon to scratch this great country of the bucketlist. Read all about this exhibition here >> Tip: afterwards, go for drinks or a coffee at Bar Botanique, Louie Louie or Bar Bukowski!
⋙ Foodies definitely want to see the new exhibition in FOAM! Very relatable, since I am always photographing my food wherever I go. Are you also a foodie and into photography? Then you really want to check out ‘Feast for the Eye’. All about the history of food photography!
⋙ Going outside in cities to spot street art is super cool, but let’s be honest, super cold right now. That’s why you should go to the MOCO museum. With lots of pieces by the famous Banksy, but they are also hosting a new exhibition with work by the New York artist Daniel Arsham.
Exactly 55 years ago the Beatles visited Amsterdam and to celebrate this special event, you can now visit the unique photo exhibition in the gallery restaurant 5&33, called ‘Unseen Beatles’ by photographer Robert Whitaker. The good news? It’s completely free!
❸ The famous IJ-hallen market is back this weekend in Amsterdam Noord on Saturday and Sunday. And just a little reminder: you can find the best stuff right at 9am when the doors open! Want to know more about the biggest indoor flea market in the country? Check the Facebook event here >>
❹ Oyster happy hours will always be a favourite in Amsterdam! For fans of oysters, I gathered all the spots where you can indulge on these amazing salty sea treats:
⋙ Start the weekend on Friday with G&T’s and €1,- oysters at The Seafood Bar on the Ferdi Bol. Last time they hosted this, they went through 2000 oysters! Read more about it here >>
⋙ Oysters for € 1,- between 3pm and 6pm this Saturday atThe Good Companion. More info >>
⋙ ‘Zilte Zondag’ (Salty Sunday) is ON this Sunday at Razmataz with oysters for € 1,- between 3pm and 6pm. More info >>
❺ Feel like going to a market this weekend? The Maker Market is back at De Hallen with their first edition of the year. Saturday from 11am and Sunday from 12am. Read more about the Facebook event >>
❻ Do you already have plans for brunch this weekend? These are the coolest brunch events that are happening this weekend:
⋙ Join the Go With the Glow brunch at Persijn for a great vegan meal! Read more about this here >>
⋙Blue Spoon is hosting a 5-course brunch this Sunday, including free refills on the sparkling wine. Check out the menu here >>
❼ One of our favourite sales of the year kicks off this Friday! The Taschen SALE is back. Yep, the store where you buy all those great looking coffee table books that you never open ;-) Discounts go up to 75%! Read more about this here >>
❽ Tip for everyone that can use some handymen help around the house! Until this Saturday the 26th of January, you can visit a cool pop-up initiative by ‘Centraal Beheer’ called the “De Doe-het-niet-zelf-winkel” at the Huidenstraat 19 in the Negen Straatjes in Amsterdam. Come to this shop between 10am and 4pm to het help with little shitty jobs like hanging of lamps or fixing that leaking pipe. You agree on a price in the shop and then it’s just a matter of picking a date! You can also find your handyman online>>
❾ Vintage KILO sales are hot. And you can fill up your Sunday the 27th with just going to the coolest vintage sales in town. You don’t pay per item but per kilo! As the name suggests. Be early for the best finds!
⋙ From 11am at De Klaproos in Noord. More info >>
⋙ From 12am uur at Radion in West. More info >>
❿ Feel like dancing till the lights come back on this weekend?
⋙Put on a warm sweater and get your tickets for Wintercircus bij Thuishaven this Saturday, where you can enjoy techno beats for 10 hours straight. Check the Facebook event here >>
⋙And last but not least! Start the weekend in the best way possible with a good VRIJMIBO (Friday Afternoon Drinks), because Edelwise is celebrating it’s 8th birthday and things are supposed to get epic. Starts at 3pm and ends…. late! Read more about Edelwise >>
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⋙ As I told you last week, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to take better care of myself (and my skin!). This means going for a massage more often, taking yoga once a week and visit the salon where I get my facials more frequently for some must needed me-time. Did you also make this resolution? Then let me help you keep it! Use the code YOURLBB and book a Dermalogica treatment with 20% discount, done by my skincare therapist Sylvia at Day and Night Beauty on the Gerard Douplein in ‘De Pijp’. For example: go for a body or face wax, a facial or get your eyebrows or lashes dyed. After using the discount code, a mini facial of 45 mins will cost you € 48,- and a large facial of 75 minutes comes to € 60,-. Dying your eyebrows will cost you no more than € 8.- after the discount! How to book this? Email email@example.com book a treatment with Sylvia online via dayandnightbeauty.nl with the discount code YOURLBB. This code will be valid until februari 16, 2019. Extra benefit: you can book your treatment for the evening if you book it on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Ps. this discount is not applicable with other aestheticians and you can’t use it for the pro power Peel and the Quanis dermafiller treatment or in combination with other discounts or promotions. Click here to book a treatment with the 20% discount >>
⋙ Last full week! The ice skate rink at ICE* Amsterdam until February 3 at Museumplein.
⋙ 10 x addresses for the most yummy cheese fondue in Amsterdam
⋙ Rather have a cheese plate? These are the 10 best addresses in Amsterdam for all your cheese cravings.
⋙ It’s hot coco weather and these are the 9 addresses where you can enjoy this in the city!
FEED YOUR WANDERLUST, PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP THIS WEEKEND!
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